Elizabeth Gibbens gibbens at EROLS.COM
Sat Nov 27 01:59:15 UTC 1999

I agree about "pretty" for "very."

And in Southern Louisiana--Cajun country--we used to say "comme ci comme ca"
for "so-so" or "O.K."

Elizabeth Gibbens

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From: <P2052 at AOL.COM>
Sent: Friday, November 26, 1999 1:27 AM
Subject: Re: Hella good Thanksgiving!

> Among Southeners of all ages and ethnic backgrounds, "pretty" is used for
> "very," but not for "very, very."   For "oikay," I've often heard, "so so"
> and "fair to middling."
>                                         PAT

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